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Whole-COMM comparative working paper on multi-level policymaking

Whole-comm comparative paper

How is migrant integration managed in small European localities? Which actors develop integration policies and broader initiatives for migrant integration in these localities? How much and how do local governments cooperate with other actors?

The comparative paper published by the Whole-COMM project explores the factors that drive local integration policymaking in small localities, dynamics of conflict and cooperation between local governmental and nongovernmental stakeholders, the impact of the pandemic on governance processes and about the isolation of these localities from the European Union and national governments.

Read the paper .


What is Whole-COMM?

Whole-COMM is a three-year research project exploring the integration of post-2014 migrants in 49 small and medium-sized towns and rural areas in 8 EU countries, Turkey and Canada. Whole-COMM aims to make a concrete contribution to the formulation of innovative and effective policies, involving stakeholders at European, national and local level, for building more cohesive and resilient communities that can proactively embrace change.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 101004714.


About the Migration Policy Group (MPG)

MPG is an independent think-and-do-tank based in Brussels. MPG’s purpose is rooted in its ability to inspire networks to provide evidence-based projects, research and campaigns in the areas of integration, migration and anti-discrimination.